Presented by Aaron Gelb and Daniel Deacon
The New Year brings a host of changes and challenges for Illinois employers as the legislature passed and Governor Pritzker signed, in 2019, a variety of new labor and employment laws that go into effect in 2020. Beginning in January 2020, employers will be faced with an expanded Illinois Human Rights Act that applies beyond the physical workplace, covers non-employee contractors and protects against discrimination based on perceived (in addition to actual) protected status. There are also special new rules that apply to restaurants, bars and coffee shops as well as disclosure requirements that will necessitate notifying the Department of Human Rights of adverse judgments in employment discrimination or harassment matters.
Likewise, the District of Columbia has enacted or is considering a host of changes that employers need to keep track of in 2020. D.C.’s Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018 imposes certain training and notice requirements on all employers of tipped employees. The deadline to implement that training and to provide the requisite notice, however, has not yet been determined, as a majority of the Act’s requirements have not been approved through budget funding, including those related to mandatory sexual harassment training. Also, the D.C. City Council is considering two bills that would eliminate marijuana testing at work.
Participants in this webinar will learn:
• What type of harassment training must be provided to employees and when
• Which policies and procedures should be reviewed and/or revised
• What steps Illinois employers should take if they wish to continue drug testing for cannabis
• What they can and cannot do with respect salary inquiries and employee discussions about wages
• Potential changes to D.C. drug testing laws
• Tips to comply with D.C.’s Tipped Wage Workers Fairness Amendment Act of 2018, the Paid Leave Act, and the increased minimum wage